Sarah learns how to snowboard in Singapore

Hey guys, I saw an ad on instagram and it was saying “From Noob to Not so Noob” and I thought that was the most accurate ad ever because you can’t promise that you’ll be an expert after a class. So I was intrigued on what it was, and it was…

Trifecta’s pretty obvious when you arrive at Somerset MRT too.

Trifecta at 10A Exeter Road. Where is Exeter Road? I googled it and was like “Oh”, it’s that spot next to Somerset MRT and across Orchard Gateway. If you’ve been in the area, it’s now directly in front of the old skateboard area.

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The Istana

It’s open house time!

It’s been around 13 years since I went to the Istana. I remember posting about it on national day in 2010.

And this year, 2023, I went to the Istana once more during their open house!

For those who don’t know, it’s free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.

For tourists and others, it’s $2. Unlike 13 years ago, everything has to be paid via qrcode so you should have paylah/now or its equivalent ready. Ticket proceeds go to charity.

Do also note what you can or cannot bring into the Istana grounds, there are rules on their website and you can also take note on the dates they’ll have it.

Entrance also depends on the weather and if it is too bad, you won’t get in since it IS a large space and the probability of being struck by lightning is high during a storm.

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Kayak 1 Star – Getto!


I saw this post by Ministry of Adventure last month during those flash floods. The copy was loltastic, it was this:

Is urban kayaking something you always want to try?
Wanna kayak alongside stalled vehicles and people standing on benches at the bus stop?

Now here’s the chance for you! We don’t know when will the next chance come, but we will be prepared when the next flash flood is here!

The next heavy downpour

How to join?
Throw away everything you are doing and race to the flooding area the next time it rains. People stuck in their car or bus stop are welcome to join in the fun. Kayaks not included.

East side of Singapore

What if I don’t have a kayak?
Box, container, bathtub or anything that fits you will do too. Swimmers are also welcome.

Is it suitable for kids?
Kids are advised to stay in school or home. The frustration of the working crowds stuck by the flood can be dangerous.

What should I bring?
A change of working clothes so you may also kayak to work

How much is it?
It is FREE! You may even earn some bucks by kayaking people to their workplace!

See also our hiking along MRT track during train breakdown event which happens every month on our Facebook page!

Loltastic but I then went “Oh?? Ministry of… ADVENTURE?” and if you have stuck around my blog long enough, you’d know I like adventure. AND OHHHHH. OHHHHHH THIS IS A GROUP that actually teaches you skills that I like in my list of Lara Croft checklist. (It’s somewhere, I forgot where but it’s there anyway.)

And their next event was a real event called 1 star kayaking certification.

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SDS 4.2 – Space Oddity

This cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity seem fitting for this episode of Sarah Does Singapore. It’s from the movie The Secret Life of Walter Milty.

You should watch the movie if you haven’t, it’s about doing things.

To chase after what you want to do or to your goal.

Anyway, I went to the Art Science Museum with my friends and had a ridiculous amount of fun there.

Future World doesn’t have a deadline.

Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder ends on 26 February 2017.

NASA – A Human Adventure ends on 19 March 2017.

Those were the exhibits I went.

I suggest you go in groups of at least 3 people because there are some exhibits where it’s best to have 2 people in a picture and the last can help take pics for you and you guys take turns.

Also, did you know the area around ASM is abundant with pokemon?

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SDS 4.1 – Tubthumping

It’s a new season of Sarah Does Singapore! If you don’t know this series, it’s me going about Singapore and having adventures.

Well, it’s a new year and all, so it’s BACK! If you wonder what’s up with the titles for the posts in this series, it’s songs… for a Playlist. This song if you want to know for this episode.

AND I went to Grapple Max Dojo for a trial session! (You can check their facebook here too.)

This was @grapplemax! You get to learn pro wrestling techniques.

A video posted by Seriously Sarah (@sarahcoldheart) on

They have single sessions where you can just pay for one session, a package deal (check their website to know more) and a package deal where if you have a buddy it’s cheaper.

Or if you check out their facebook, there might be special promos.

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May you have an awesome adventure

The listings for May! ALSO, did you get the pun in the title? Eh? EH?

May Adventures!

4 May – It’s May 4th or May the 4th be with you. Star Wars day!

5 May -  Free Comic Book Day! GnB comics will have two guests at their shop! Nicola Scott and Ardian Syaf. Besides that, free comics (duh)! Some titles are quite popular so get them as soon as you can. From past experiences, even if you’re not a member of the store, you’d get free comics but just lesser than members.

Also, the 1st 100 GnB MEMBERS to arrive on FCBD will get 1 Lucky Draw Ticket that will entitle them a chance to WIN an original art piece kindly donated by Nicola Scott !  Alternatively, if you’re going to Kinokuniya, you’d get 20% discount on comics at Kinokuniya and a limited set of free comic books with every purchase.

4-8 MayTraditional Wayang at Pulau Ubin! More details here. The details say that it has free rides to Pulau Ubin and to quote: This is NOT a special performance put up for the public, but a part of the way of life of the residents of Ubin. Here is a chance to take part in a dying tradition.

12 MayEscape from Werewolf Village! This time, it’s tougher than ever! Solve the puzzles and escape from the werewolf village at *scape! Tickets available at Gatecrash, Ticket Cube or SAM machines.

I suggest you go to ticket cube if you are going with a group to make sure that you’d be going to a slot with enough availability for everyone. ALSO, you can only play this ONCE.

19 MayFood Revolution Day! Yes, that Jamie Oliver’s food revolution. We have a Food Revolution Day in Singapore! It’ll be at the lawn of 31 Biopolis Way.

Just check out their facebook event link for more info. What is definite is that you’re probably going to learn how to cook food or eat it.

19 May – International Museum Day! Free entry to museums on this day. That means it includes:

  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • Memories at Old Ford Factory
  • National Museum of Singapore
  • Peranakan Museum
  • Reflections at Bukit Chandu
  • Singapore Art Museum
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum

26 May (to 27 May)SPORE CON! Besides a convention for analogue gaming, this year we have more  special guests like Sonny Liew, Drewscape and much more. Plus okay, US! The Happy Smiley Writers Group! Come, come! It’ll be fun.

26 MayPandemic! It’s actually brought in by the Singapore Arts Festival but if you haven’t got enough running around escaping from werewolves in the previous week… RUN AWAY FROM VAMPIRES FOR THIS EVENING! It’s at Old School at Mount Sofia and to get up there if you’re using public transport, well, there’s a stupid hill involved.

Everyone describes it as “the stupid hill”.  It says it’s an interactive installation with storyline. The website linked from the Singapore Arts Festival site to their “official” site seems odd though. I’d just stick to the details on SAF’s. Oh! And you have to be at least 16 and above for this.

That’s it for May! If you’ve an event that is exciting or something that is new or different, comment in this post and I’ll update!

Sarah Does Singapore – Season 3 Finale

Woah. Interestingly after the official episodes for season 3 are over, we had some more adventures that were really fun and also arty. I’m going to put that in Random Encounters. Pluuuus, there’s something that I’m going to be posting about to after this series. So while the episodes for Sarah Does Singapore is over for season 3, heh heh heh, watch out for more ridiculous things. Something else is taking over for Mondays. Still adventure but a lot more weird things.

And now the play list!

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SDS 3.25 – Trogdor (aka The Singapore Writers Festival affair)

Jo and I got invited to the opening of the Singapore Writers Festival. Since it was evening and we could make it, well, we decided to go! As we approached the tent, we glimpsed Dave Chua of Gone Case but ALAS, he disappeared as we entered for that evening was also the opening of an exhibition by Sonny Liew elsewhere which I didn’t know and also the launch of the Gone Case 2, the graphic novel.

NO MATTER, so we bust into the tent like the writers we are.

Which is to say we pushed opened the doors and pretty much walked in after saying our names at the sign in area.

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SDS 3.24 – My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors

The kick off for Nanowrimo in Singapore was at the multipurpose room of the National Library. Somehow even though it was to be on at 6.30pm, there were a lot of early comers filling up the seats in the front and it didn’t take long for other people to stream in too.

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